American Revolution Statuary

American Revolution Statuary
Location Washington, D.C.
Area less than one acre
Governing body National Park Service
NRHP Reference # 78000256[1]
Added to NRHP July 14, 1978[2]

American Revolution Statuary is a group of fourteen statues in Washington, D.C., listed with the National Register of Historic Places. The statues are scattered across Washington, mainly in squares and traffic circles, with four statues of European officers displayed in Lafayette Square, across from the White House[3]

In accordance with Executive Order 11593, by President Richard Nixon, the National Park Service surveyed, and registered Statuary of people of the American Revolution, in Washington, D.C. to aid in their preservation.[4][5][6]

All but one of the statues are cast in bronze. Franklin's statue was carved in marble. Five of the statues depict American military men, two (Franklin and Witherspoon) American politicians, and an eighth statue, that of Artemas Ward, depicts a military man who was also governor of Massachusetts. Five statues depict European officers who aided the American cause, and the one of Edmund Burke, a British politician who spoke out for the American cause. The U.S. Congress authorized the original placement of all the statues, and all but four (Burke, Franklin, Hale, and Witherspoon) were fully paid for with federal funds.[3]

Statues

  1. Lieutenant General George Washington
  2. Benjamin Franklin
  3. Major General Nathanael Greene
  4. Captain Nathan Hale
  5. John Paul Jones Memorial
  6. Commodore John Barry
  7. Doctor John Witherspoon
  8. Edmund Burke
  9. General Casimir Pulaski
  10. Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette
  11. Brigadier General Thaddeus Kosciuszko
  12. Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
  13. Major General Comte Jean de Rochambeau
  14. General Artemas Ward[3]

See also

Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American Revolution Statuary". National Park Service. July 14, 1978. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Gary Scott, 1977, NRHP Nomination Form
  4. ^ http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/anps/anps_7b.htm
  5. ^ http://www.achp.gov/book/sectionVI.html
  6. ^ http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/codification/executive-order/11593.html
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